If you knew nothing about Ward and Judy LeHardy, and heard that the 80- and 77-year-old husband and wife were setting out to circle the world in less than 80 days, you might be a tad skeptical. But anyone who knows the former Fredericksburg couple’s history—five years around the world in a 39-foot sailboat while chronicling the trip in 60 stories for this newspaper—would know better than to bet against them.
||I recently caught up with the LeHardys, who now live near Kilmarnock in the Northern Neck, to hear about this latest ambitious trip around the globe. Ward LeHardy, a West Point grad who retired from the Army as a brigadier general after 32 years, said this trip won’t be like the last one. That adventure took place aboard a sailboat and wrapped up in August of 1996. This time, the couple will combine airplane flights (his service lets them hop military aircraft as space permits), a cruise from Australia to South Africa and whatever transportation they can arrange with friends, family and supporters.
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Follow them on their travel blog - HERE.
The story of their first five year around the world sailing adventure - "Once Around" - is available HERE.